Student Misses Graduation So Subway Travellers Help Him Celebrate

You know the rules; if you're going to an important event and driving yourself, make sure you give yourself a good half-hour extra in case of traffic. If you're going by public transport, you had better leave an extra day.

Buses, trains, planes, ferries, no matter how you're going, there'll inevitably always be engineering works, a replacement service or a breakdown.

The same goes for the Underground (or Subway if you're in New York, like this LAD). But with the size of the network, and the number of travellers, at least you know you're not alone.

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But this man was alone, in his own way. He was travelling (on his own) to his graduation on the Subway. Sadly, he became the victim of issues as his train was delayed by two hours due to an emergency brake malfunction.

Jerich Marco Alcantara's train was so severely delayed on Tuesday that he was unable to make it to his Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing graduation in time.

The only thing to do in these sort of situations is to make a joke, and stay positive. Alcantara did this, thanking his fellow passengers for attending his graduation.

Realising what was going on, his friends and other travellers turned the whole event into a makeshift graduation ceremony.

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A video from the Subway car shows a friend presenting Alcantara with a DIY diploma (you joke, but this is what he'd have had anyway. Most uni / college grad photos feature a piece of drainpipe with just a ribbon around them).

Green Day's 'Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)' played in the background, too.

Quite honestly, Alcantara sounds like he had a better time than anyone else in a grad ceremony. They usually follow this pattern: sit in a hot hall, feel bored whilst waiting as hundreds of other students go up, shake hands with some dignitary, and repeatedly clap in 'support'.

Partying on a Subway seems a much better idea, and at least he'll have some memorable photos.

This is just like 17-year-old Jillian Henry, who was having some celebratory high school graduation photos taken before she was spectacularly photobombed.

Rather than standing in the foreground of the Willamette River, with a big grin to celebrate the end of high school, Jillian was snapped turning her head to look at a naked man and his dog who'd wondered into the frame of the picture.

Again, it is all about the memories - good or bad, you just have to laugh.

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Michael Minay

Mike Minay is a trending journalist at LADbible. He’s co-ordinated interviews with some of the big names from the world of news and sport including ITV’s Robert Peston, Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling and darts champion Michael van Gerwen. His reporting days began on University radio in Birmingham, before moving to BBC Sport Online – creating content for large events such as Wimbledon and the FA Cup final. Mike still commentates on Football League matches at the weekend. A Manchester LAD at heart.

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